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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Angelo B, Aug 1, 2008.
Hello, what brand is your “bag crash bar “?
They are a molle type bag. I made my own aluminum mounting plates.
My headlight reflector was burnt out so I replaced it with the fleabay LED headlight. Super happy with it. Followed that up with using some vinyl wrap on my headlight guard over the running light for some nice amber contrast. Less than $5 in wrap, pretttttty pleased.
I especially like the beer holder you made on the tail rack.
What sidepanniers and brackets do you use?
I used the SW-MOTECH TraX ION Aluminum 37 L cases because I didn't want to pay for the expensive BMW cases. Since no one makes adapters, I had to custom mount it. I bought the SW-MOTECH TraX EVO Side Case Adapter Kit BMW R1200GS Adventure / R1250GS Adventure 2014-2020. In order to mount the adapters to the stock side case mounts, I had to mount the adapters on the opposite side from what they were designed to be. It made it so that all I needed to do to mount the left case was to get longer screws and a couple spacers. The right side was much harder. I ended up using some Cycra handguard mounts that I had laying around to mount the rear of the adapter. The Cycra mounts were meant for a larger tube diameter so I had to make shims with some thin sheet metal. I had to drill a hole through the adapter plate to mount the Cycra mounts and used flat head screws to ensure I had the proper clearance to mount the cases. On the front, I decided, screw it and just drilled two holes through the adapter and stock mounts (I was extremely cautious to not drill into the gas tank). I bought the bike with 27k miles on it so I'm not too worried about resale. All in all it turned out great. I've jumped the bike and slammed through rocks and whatever the trail can throw at me and the cases haven't budged. My total cost For all 3 cases since I was going to go all BMW or all SW-Motech) was around $600 less than the BMW cases would have cost me so I'm extremely happy from a cost standpoint. If I had to go back again I would bribe the machinist at my work to make me some dedicated mounts that didn't require any drilling, but this works so I'll leave it as is.
My Riding Buddy's (my wife) F750GS. Great little bike!
Can anyone help me understand why it seems the 850 has not been discussed extensively on the Parallel Universe forum? I've seen a few running discussions but not like what I might've expected for a new model.
Not sure if it's ok to ask here...
I appreciate all the pics, all!
A couple of threads on the bike, maintenance and accessories, plenty of info, and there are a few Facebook groups too
This followed me home a few days ago. My first "big bike." Most of my riding has been on an XT225, XR250R, or DRZ400S.
All stock except the taller windscreen.
It's cosmetically perfect. From the local BMW dealer, it had its break in service (800 miles) and then was in for oil in early 2016 (1300 miles), so it seems it was at least ridden a little vs. parked for the past 7 years.
I paid less than I was willing and think I got a great deal on it.
750/850 isn’t selling well. I’ve spoken to a lot of 3rd party accessory companies who cancelled F850 parts because no one was asking for them.
A few years back I bought a panda helmet cover online, I put it on once a year or so and go run about town being a friendly hooligan. Life is too short to take yourself too seriously.
I thought my new F800GS was all stock, but apparently it has the comfort seat.
Probably the wrong thread, but I'm new to this bike. Please forgive me.
I have the original tires on my F800GS (Pirelli Scorpion Trail). They've been garage kept and don't show any signs of age. As of today, they have about 2700 miles on them.
Rear tire date code: 4212 (Germany)
Front tire date code: 4712 (Brazil)
I know they need to be replaced due to age and I have new tires on order.
But, my buddy wants to do a 250 mile each way overnight ride this weekend (Seattle to Florence, OR). I'd love to join him and am trying to figure out if they're safe to ride. Any idea?
So I never knew about date codes??
But hey google says 4212 means 42nd week of 2012 - eight years is really old for a tire.
I made my father change his out and they were 5 years old.
Top of American Flag Mtn this past weekend. Definitely tested my skid plate on that ride. I'm always impressed what the bike gets me up or thru.
3 or 4 months, I always got at least five months a year in Alaska, usually 6. I do miss riding up there and will be back for one last D2D 21 or 22.